One of the most challenging places to green your life is in your wardrobe, where you require quality, style, and professionalism. Here are 3 ways to green your wardrobe.
If you live in or will be traveling to a major metropolis hit up at least a few thrift or consignment stores, where your options will be as impressive as shopping in department stores. If you live in a smaller town with few thrift options head online to stores like Luxury Garage Sale or ASOS Marketplace to find awesome secondhand finds.
Shop Greener Brands
The options in 100% green clothing are limited, but getting better. So, do your homework and shop greener brands—or greener product lines by major brands. Even Nike makes many of their tennis shoe soles from recycled tires. Look for brands who utilize natural dyes or organic cotton and bamboo. There is a growing trend in making backpacks, outerwear and even clothing from recycled plastics. Keep in mind that many green designers are small and unknown, so head to places like Hyperspective Health who introduce you to green brands for every area of your life.
Shop For Quality—And Give Your Clothing A Second Life
For purchases that aren’t green, cheap and fast fashion and invest in quality items that you can get maximum wear out of. For items that require dry cleaning, utilize a green cleaner. Last but not least, when you are done wearing an item, even if it’s worn out, donate it so that it can be given a second life.
Here’s to greening your wardrobe!